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Charlie the Trug Maker

No gardener’s toolshed is complete without a trug, a versatile basket that weds practicality with simple beauty and design

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Planting a Thyme Wheel Step by Step

A guide to creating a thyme wheel with salvaged materials

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A Cottage Garden in Pots

Creating a cottage garden with fruit, flowers and vegetables in containers

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Garden Posie for September

A step-by-step guide to creating a posie with late summer flowers

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Planting a July Hot Pot

A step-by-step guide to planting a hot summer display in a copper pot

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Herb Hanging Basket in June

A step-by-step guide to creating a hanging basket filled with herbs

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Alpine Hanging Basket in May

A step-by-step guide to planting an Alpine hanging basket

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Planting a May Charity Find

A step-by-step guide to upcycling a charity shop find into a succulent display

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Planting an April Pot

A step-by-step guide to planting a pot for an April display

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Hanging Basket in April

A step-by-step guide to planting a hanging basket for an April display

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Planting a Drought Resistant Box

A step-by-step guide to planting a late summer drought resistant display

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Hanging Basket in September

A step-by-step guide to planting up a hanging basket in September

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Picking and Drying Flowers

A step-by-step guide to picking and drying garden flowers

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Lavender Wand Making

A step-by-step guide to creating lavender wands with freshly picked stems

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Childs Seaside Themed Pots

A step-by-step creating seaside themed pots and display for children

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Lawn Care

Maintaining a lawn in top condition requires mowing, feeding, weed-killing, watering, aerating, scarifying & repairing

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Planting a Spring Pot Step-by-Step

As March turns into April, plant up a pretty container with tulips, muscari and violas

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Step-by-Step Planting a Summer Pot

By July, some areas of the garden are looking tired, so plant a pretty pot to inject instant colour

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Plant A Herb Container for Summer

Novice gardeners’ step by step guide to planting a pot in May, that by June supplies herbs

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Picking a Garden Posie in January

It may be deepest winter, but there are a number of fragrant flowers to pick for indoors

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Step-by-Step Planting an Autumn Pot

A container of September flowers quickly gives a new lease of life to patios and terraces

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Trough Step-by-Step Planting Alpines

Alpine troughs, with their tiny flowering plants in spring and summer, are ideal for small gardens

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Flower Pressing

Flower pressing is making a comeback, not only as a children’s hobby, but also as a craft

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Perfect Lawns

A beautiful lawn is a joy, not only to walk on barefoot, but also as a tranquil space or foil to plants

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Planting an Alpine Trough in May

Alpines are a charming miniature plants, flowering in troughs and rock gardens in spring and summer

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Child Planting Herb Bowl

A step-by-step of a child planting a miniature herb garden in a wooden bowl.

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July Posie

A step-by-step flower arrangement using dahlias, verbena, nicotiana and pimpinella